RIP Leon H. “Hessie” Snyder (1922-2016) CAP Member 1942-1945

Leon H. “Hessie” Snyder, Civil Air Patrol member 1942 to 1945

Leon H. “Hessie” Snyder, one of Civil Air Patrol’s charter members honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in  2014 for their volunteer service in the organization during World War II, died Sunday in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. He was 94.

Snyder held the CAP rank of master sergeant. He served from Sept. 1, 1942 to July 15, 1945.

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PA. WWII Air Show Includes CAP 75th Anniversary Salute

As part of its yearlong 75th anniversary series of events Civil Air Patrol included its living history display at the annual World War II Weekend in Reading, Pennsylvania.


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CTS Update & Graduation Details


Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 10:40 PM

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2016 CTS - Cadet Training Schools, June 19 - 26




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UPDATED: 2016 Conference 20 - 22 May


Pennsylvania Wing Civil Air Patrol 2016 Conference & Awards Banquet  UPDATE 26 APRIL 2016:

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Immediate Action Required: Please contact your State Representative


Immediate Action Required: Please contact your State Representative immediately and ask them co-sponsor legislation being introduced by State Representative Barry Jozwiak.

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2016 PA Wing Conference and Awards Banquet - 20 - 22 May


Registration is OPEN for the 2016 Civil Air Patrol Pennsylvania Wing Conference and Awards Banquet  20 - 22 May 2016

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CELEBRATING 75 YEARS: Pennsylvania Wing known for disaster relief, SAR and Hawk Mountain

Civil Air Patrol 75th Anniversary 1941 - 2016
With plenty of disasters orchestrated by Mother Nature — including tornadoes in 1985 and severe flooding in the 1970s and again in 1996 — a 1972 blizzard particularly tested the skills of Civil Air Patrol’s Pennsylvania Wing as it came to the aid of some 500 stranded motorists and their families. For that mission, the wing was credited with saving eight, of whom one had suffered a heart attack and seven had severe exposure and frostbite.
It was the manmade disaster of Sept. 11, 2001, that had the wing providing manpower and communications support to emergency management agencies, while also standing by for aerial imaging of the wreckage of the fourth plane, Flight 93, which went down that day in Somerset County.
On a much smaller scale, after local police remembered hearing about a recent mission that stressed CAP’s air-evacuation capabilities in 1956, they contacted the wing, which promptly delivered a plane and pilot to fly a 13-year-old leukemia patient from Wilkes-Barre to a New York hospital for emergency treatment. more at ...
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Pennsylvania Wing Commander Col. Phillip F. Neuweiler, left, poses for a photo with an unidentified Civil Air Patrol pararescue cadet at Hawk Mountain Ranger Training School in Kempton. Neuweiler, who operated Neuweiler Brewing Co., was the backbone behind the CAP Ranger Program, headquartered at Hawk Mountain. Fifty years later, the Colonel Phillip Neuweiler Memorial Training Facility at Hawk Mountain remains in use as the primary CAP ranger training school.
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Cadet Accepted to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy


Rep. Tim Murphy, 18th district, invited C/2Lt Zachary Kagle to his office saying "First order of business, we just got word you've been accepted to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy!"

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